Luis L. Martins is the Chair of the Management Department, the Director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal, and the Juanita Dreibelbis Fellow in Business at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining UT, he was on the faculty of the College of Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. He earned his PhD in Management and Organizational Behavior from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
R. Scott Livengood joins the McCombs School of Business’ Management Department as a Lecturer of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and the Assistant Director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal. Livengood arrives from the Ohio State University’s Department of Management and Human Resources and was previously at the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida, where he taught as an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship in the college’s Department of Management. Livengood earned his PhD in strategic management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He received his MBA (finance, strategy, global management, and entrepreneurship) and BS (accounting) from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
Emanuel Ibarra is the Program Manager for the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas at Austin where he manages the full spectrum of the centers programs and outreach to further the Center’s role as a platform for collaboration, knowledge and venture creation, and dissemination in the areas of entrepreneurship, growth and renewal. Prior to the Herb Kelleher Center, Emanuel served as the Director of Global Technology and Innovation at the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. As a part of the Global Technology and Innovation team, he was tasked with assisting in the company formation and growth of business located in the Austin region from start-up through IPO and increasing the region’s access to private equity and venture capital. Emanuel has a BBA in International Business and Interactive Games Management from Saint Edward’s University, and is currently an MBA candidate at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
Nicole D. Barnes
After graduating from the University of Texas in 2011 with a BS in Advertising, Nicole worked as a marketing manager at a local technology company. Across multiple organizations, Nicole has been responsible for growing social media brand presence and engagement, executing impactful events, and driving market development, sales enablement, and channel growth. Nicole has served as marketing manager at Crossroads Systems, field marketer with Kaplan Test Prep, and marketing assistant at Invodo. Recently, Nicole returned school at UT to pursue Nutrition and Dietetics. She's thrilled to continue to hone marketing and business skills at the Herb Kelleher Center while helping empower other students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
Rob is a second year MBA student and is concentrating in Entrepreneurship in his studies at UT. Prior to coming back to school, Rob was a technology consultant for Deloitte Digital, where he helped clients across a variety of industries implement customer solutions. He is passionate about building the entrepreneurship community at UT, serving as President of the Entrepreneur Society at McCombs, Director of Programming for TexTalks, and a board member of the GSA E&I Agency.
Charlie Cox is in his second year of the full-time MBA program at the McCombs School of Business. He is passionate about cleantech and entrepreneurship and intends to pursue those passions by working for an early stage startup operating in the nascent energy storage industry following graduation. Prior to business school, Charlie cofounded a renewable energy project development company based out of Cape Town, South Africa.
John Sibley Butler
John N. Doggett is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management. He received his B.A. from Claremont Men’s College, his J.D. from Yale Law School and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. His research and teaching interests include international entrepreneurship, global competition and Sustainability and Energy. Since 1999, Professor Doggett has spent part of each summer and winter teaching courses on entrepreneurship and global competition in Austria, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
Jim Nolen is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance. He received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate classes at UT since 1980. Jim has taught in the Mexico City and Dallas Executive MBA programs as well as IMADEC University in Vienna.